Another GTA Thread

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Found 28th Apr 2008
Just felt like making one

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Tell me more ... I am fascinated already!


lol roll on tomorrow it will be over it getting boring now lol

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Sheriff Waffles;1988050

GTA?Tell me more ... I am fascinated already!

Grand Theft Auto IV (also known as GTA IV and GTA 4) is a sandbox-style action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North.[11] It is the ninth title in the Grand Theft Auto series and the first in its fourth generation. Grand Theft Auto IV will be released worldwide (except Japan) on 29 April 2008 for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Exclusive[12] Xbox 360 episodic packs are due for release in August via Xbox Live.[13]

The game is set in a re-imagined universe, with little-to-no continuity with previous games. The setting is a redesigned Liberty City, based heavily on New York City. The game follows Niko Bellic, an Eastern European who comes to the United States in search of the "American Dream", only to find his cousin has lied about the promised wealth and luxury that would be awaiting him.

tomorrow we'll have discussions on how far people have got and how great they thought it was etc etc etc

they should all just grow up and play ff7...

Hmmm . I hear what you're saying .... can you digress some more?

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Sheriff Waffles;1988105

Hmmm . I hear what you're saying .... can you digress some more?


Niko Bellic is Eastern European, between 28 and 32 years of age and has come to Liberty City to pursue the "American Dream". Niko was persuaded to move to Liberty City by his cousin Roman, who claimed in multiple e-mails to Niko that he was living a fabulous life, with a mansion, women, hot tubs and sports cars. Roman's claims turn out to be lies to hide his own failures, however, and in reality he only owns a small taxi business, which he wants Niko to work for.

Roman is the only person Niko knows in Liberty City to begin with, and is one of his major connections in the first part of the game. Niko is a tough character, whereas Roman is friendly. Roman is heavily in debt and a lot of people are after him. He desperately needs Niko's support, hence the reason he deceived Niko into travelling to Liberty City. They are constantly bickering. It is later revealed that one of the reasons Niko, as an ex-soldier, goes to Liberty City, is to track down the man who betrayed his old army unit.

The story features two possible endings, all of which feature different mission strands depending on which choice the player makes at a certain points in the game.

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going to sleep now but just incase u need more info here u go!

GTA IV is structured similarly to previous games in the series. The core gameplay consists of elements of a third-person shooter and a driving game, affording the player a large, open environment in which to move around. On foot, the player's character is capable of walking, running, swimming, climbing and jumping, as well as utilising weapons and basic hand to hand combat. Players can steal and drive a variety of vehicles, including automobiles, boats, helicopters, and motorcycles.

The open, non-linear environment allows players to explore and choose how they wish to play the game. Although storyline missions are necessary to progress through the game and unlock certain parts of the map and content, they are not required, as players can complete them at their own leisure. When not taking on a storyline mission, players can free-roam. However, creating havoc can attract unwanted and potentially fatal attention from the authorities. The more chaos caused, the stronger the response: police will handle "minor" infractions (attacking people, pointing guns at people, stealing cars, killing a few people, etc.), whereas SWAT teams, the FBI, and the military respond to higher wanted levels.

A Rockstar spokesperson claimed, "you can basically play the game from beginning to end without a single load screen."[27] However, load times are present in the final product. There is also an autosave that activates after completing a mission.[29]

While previous titles in the GTA series have traditionally been heavily mission based (fixed missions must be completed to progress through each game), the freedom to explore and play outside of the set missions in GTA IV will now be more relevant to progress through the game, according to comments by a Rockstar spokesperson: "We're really trying to blur the line between on-[mission] and off-mission. So storyline, and what you do outside [it], and how those two things influence each other."[27] It is possible to have multiple active missions, due to the fact that some missions will run over the course of several days and will require the player to wait for further instructions, etc.[30] The player can also partake in a variety of optional side missions.


The player is not able to fly any fixed-wing aircraft.[31] However, helicopters are flyable. There are no jet-packs, bicycles, parachutes or tanks either.[32] Stealing a parked car can no longer be done simply by opening the door and driving off. Now, it involves Niko approaching the car, breaking the glass, and hotwiring it; only then can he use it. Because of the Euphoria engine, the way Niko enters the car would look different each time depending on where and how he is in relation to the car. There will be several animation variations to sneaking up to a car and breaking its window. While in a car, players will be able to choose from five different camera views including a dashboard view, two outside views near and far from the car, a road view, and a cinematic view.[citation needed] The new chase cam will follow the player but focus the camera direction on a target vehicle.[33] All cars feature a standard GPS device with an optional voice-navigation GPS for all vehicles. In a police vehicle, Niko can use an in-car computer to access the criminal database and discover information about various criminals in Liberty City, possibly including himself.[34] The player can hail a cab in order to travel to any address in the city. When riding, the player has the option of viewing the journey from the inside, or skipping it to arrive at the destination immediately.[citation needed]

Car damage physics have been greatly improved.[citation needed] When major collisions on motorbikes occur, the player's helmet is likely to fall off. Niko can lose health if he crashes. Vehicles will not explode if they are flipped over. When driving in a car the player will be able to smash the window with his elbow, free-aim, and fire out of the broken window with any weapon in Niko's arsenal.[35]


The gunfight system has been reworked to feel natural by using a cover system similar to that of Gears of War and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, as the combat system in previous games was awkward and cumbersome.[36] The player can slide to cover, blindfire, and free aim. When locked on, the target's health is indicated by eight purple segments on the target circle. Players can now target individual body parts using a revamped targeting system.[37] Niko's health is represented by a green semi-circle on the left side of the radar, and a right semi-circle represents armour. If Niko gets injured, he can recover health by eating, sleeping or using medical kits. Body armour and actual health will play different roles. Health is more likely to be reduced by falls and going through the windscreen of a car when crashing, body armour will be damaged more by gunshots and stab wounds.[38]


The use of the mobile phone has been expanded to perform multiple actions. When selecting the mobile phone, a zoomed-in version of the phone pops up in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen and a list of several commands are made available to the player, such as "meet me here," etc. Retrying a failed mission can be performed by accessing the menu. The player can take photos with the mobile phone and upload them to the police computer. Niko can dial 911 to call the police for them to arrest an enemy/pedestrian that is fighting/shooting at him, or just to trick them into wasting resources on a false alarm. He can also contact the paramedics and the fire station.[39]

Niko can also make use of the Internet as a means of communication. Although the exact details of the role of the Internet in the game are being kept secret, it has been revealed that Niko can access the internet from various cyber cafés, one of which is called "[email protected]" (****) in order to upload a resume for prospective employers.[40] There are over 100 accessible, fictitious websites within the game. Although [email protected] was seen early in Grand Theft Auto III, it did not give the player the option to "surf the internet".[41]


Police and wanted levels will now operate differently. When the police are in search of Niko, the player will now have to avoid a certain radius marked on the map in which the police will be looking for him. The size of this radius will increase with the player's wanted level (the more stars, the bigger the radius) and re-centres itself on Niko's location if he is spotted by the police. Instead of utilizing the "Pay 'N' Spray" as in previous games, Niko has to realistically disguise himself by clandestinely changing vehicles in empty areas such as parking garages, a feature seen in the video game Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven. When on foot, police will not shoot at Niko unless he has committed a serious offence. If they catch up to Niko, he will put his hands up and the player will have the option to attempt to escape before he is handcuffed.[37] Additionally, pedestrians with cellphones can now report crimes.

Do I need a games console to appreciate this?
Or can I buy the book???

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Sheriff Waffles;1988134

Do I need a games console to appreciate this?Or can I buy the book???

Its like a good fart, as time passes it matures! also i hear they are making a cartoon. @)
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